Fernau Family History

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Fernau Name Meaning

German: habitational name from a place called Fernau or Fernow.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press

Similar surnames: Bernau, Fernow, Ferneau, Ferner, Verna, Derham, Fern, Perna, Vernon

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Fernau Family Origin

Where is the Fernau family from?

Fernau Family Occupations

What did your Fernau ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Fernau family was Laborer. Farmer, Fireman and Grocer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Fernau. The most common Fernau occupation in the USA was Farmer. 56% of Fernau's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

  • Fireman

  • Grocer

  • Laborer


Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Fernau ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Fernau Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 1,000 census records available for the last name Fernau. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Fernau census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 374 immigration records available for the last name Fernau. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the USA, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Card

There are 355 military records available for the last name Fernau. For the veterans among your Fernau ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Fernau Life Expectancy

What is the average Fernau lifespan?

Between 1946 and 2004, in the United States, Fernau life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1966, and highest in 1998. The average life expectancy for Fernau in 1946 was 49, and 67 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Fernau

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Fernau ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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